Darren Lubotsky

Darren Lubotsky

Associate Professor

Department of Economics

University of Illinois at Chicago

Darren Lubotsky is a member of the Working Group on the Fiscal Health of Illinois. His research falls within two broad areas: the American labor market and the health and cognitive development of children. Some of his recent projects study the impact of rising health insurance premiums on public-sector compensation, the impact of the Earned Income Tax Credit on employment, and the economic status of immigrants in the United States.

Associated IGPA Projects

The Labor Market

Former Experience

Darren Lubotsky was previously an Assistant and Associate Professor at the Urbana-Champaign campus from 2002-2012, holding appointments in the Department of Economics and the School of Labor and Employment Relations. From 2000 to 2002 he was a postdoctoral research associate at Princeton University. He was also a Co-Editor of Economic Inquiry and an Associated Editor of Economics Bulletin.

Professional Appointments

Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research

External Research Fellow, Center for Research and Analysis of Migration, University College London

Research Affiliate, National Poverty Center, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

Associate editor, Journal of Labor Economics


PhD in Economics, University of California at Berkeley, 2000

BA. in Economics & Political Economy, Washington University in St. Louis, 1994